Senior Research Associate

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Feb 10, 2021
Closes
Mar 14, 2021
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary: 
We have an immediate opening for a senior research associate to join a multidisciplinary research team working on a variety of health research projects in our public health and epidemiology practice. This position is located at the client site in Rockville. 

Job Responsibilities: 
Working with members of a multidisciplinary team to support cancer surveillance projects
•    Creating schemas, mapping treatment coding systems, and providing content support and management for cancer coding projects
•    Reporting and improving cancer progress measures such as cause-specific survival and temporal trends
•    Conducting cancer surveillance studies using key metrics such as incidence, survival, and mortality
•    Predicting the future cancer incidence and mortality burden
•    Presenting results at meetings held by specialized scientific organizations; Writing high-quality manuscripts for scientific publication
•    Managing international working groups and leading collaborative projects
•    Recommending improvements to SEER*Prep and SEER*Stat software to facilitate the use of these tools in less-resourced settings

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Master's degree in public health or health science related field.
•    At least 10 years' of experience in a health related field with 2 years' of relevant experience working with NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program data and tools.
•    Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Experience in medical or public health and health informatics. 
•    Experience with statistical software such as SAS. 

Qualified candidates must have strong computer skills, excellent written and oral communication skills; organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; be detail-oriented; and work well in a fast-paced team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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